From the outset at Project Gateway, emphasis was placed on care projects which provided relief from suffering and immediate, short term assistance. This was a response predominantly shaped by the demands of a society ravaged by poverty and disempowerment. Continuously redefined by the changing needs of society, our work has progressed from meeting basic needs (i.e. food, shelter, clothing) to the development and enablement of people to stand on their own. Through our work we want to positively influence people's perceptions of their own self worth and abilities, and encourage them to become agents of change.
Within this context, a number of our projects seek to empower and equip people through training and education, support, advice, mentoring and counselling. Currently the following projects are involved in this work
- Gateway School of Fashion
- Computer Literacy School
- Crafters Training and Mentorship Scheme
One of the ways in which we aim to empower people is by training them to run their own businesses which are sustainable. We offer life, job and business skills to empower people, enabling them to become self-sufficient and not reliant on handouts.
If you would like to make a donation towards our work, please contact us